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Title: Berkeley ‘instructor’: ‘Rural Americans’ are ‘bad people’
Source: Campus Reform
URL Source: https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=13975
Published: Nov 12, 2019
Author: Celine Ryan
Post Date: 2019-11-12 20:05:12 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 147
Comments: 6

  • A graduate student at the University of California-Berkeley took to twitter on Wednesday to express his disdain for rural Americans and those who aren’t “pro-city.”
  • According to his resume, he has taught ten courses at the university over the past several years.

A man who identifies himself as an instructor at the University of California-Berkeley publicly proclaimed Wednesday that Americans who live in rural areas are “bad people” who deserve “uncomfortable” lives. 

Jackson Kernion, who describes himself as a Graduate Student Instructor at Berkeley, having taught at least 11 philosophy courses at the university since 2013, took to Twitter Wednesday to explain the academic reasoning behind his distaste for people from rural America, calling those who live in rural areas “bad people who have made bad life decisions.”

“I unironically embrace the bashing of rural Americans. They, as a group, are bad people who have made bad life decisions."   

Kernion began the thread by advocating against affordable healthcare solutions in rural America, saying that “Rural Healthcare Should be expensive! And that expense should be borne by those who choose rural America!”

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He argued that promoting a need for “affordable rural healthcare” is equivalent to arguing for rural Americans “to be subsidized by those who choose a more efficient way of life.”

“Same goes for rural broadband. And gas taxes,” Kernion added.

“It should be uncomfortable to live in rural America. It should be uncomfortable to not move,” he wrote.

Kernion tried to justify his statements with economic arguments about not making rural life “*artificially* cheaper,” but quickly devolved into personal attacks against rural and not “pro-city” Americans.

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“I unironically embrace the bashing of rural Americans. They, as a group, are bad people who have made bad life decisions. Some, I assume are good people. But this nostalgia for some imagined pastoral way of life is stupid and we should shame people who aren’t pro-city,” he wrote in a since-deleted tweet.

After receiving backlash for his comments, Kernion issued a pseudo-apology for the “tone” of his tweet.

“Pretty sure I did a bad tweet here. Gonna delete it,” he wrote. “I’ll want to reflect on it more later, but my tone is way crasser and meaner than I like to think I am.”

Campus Reform reached out to both Kernion and Berkeley for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication. 

Follow the author of this article on Twitter: @celinedryan

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#1. To: Deckard (#0)

Like we all want to live in tall buildings in concrete jungles

paraclete  posted on  2019-11-12   22:09:15 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Deckard (#0)

I prefer hicks and country people to New Yorkers and Connnecticuters. They have much more common sense and better values on average.

A K A Stone  posted on  2019-11-13   7:29:58 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Deckard (#0)

So he won't be visiting me in the woods?
Good. And I'm an Engineering grad from UCB. Philosophy majors are pussies.

Hank Rearden  posted on  2019-11-13   13:17:34 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Deckard (#0)

Bless his heart. He should stop by sometime.

rustynail  posted on  2019-11-13   19:35:18 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: A K A Stone (#2)

" I prefer hicks and country people to New Yorkers and Connnecticuters. They have much more common sense and better values on average. "

Wise choice !!!

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." (Will Rogers)

"No one ever rescues an old dog. They lay in a cage until they die. PLEASE save one. None of us wants to die cold and alone... --Dennis Olson "

People that say money can't buy you happiness, have never paid an adoption fee

Stoner  posted on  2019-11-15   10:00:41 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: A K A Stone (#2) (Edited)

I prefer hicks and country people to New Yorkers and Connnecticuters. They have much more common sense and better values on average.

I like both hicks and sophisticated people. I'm pretty much a sophisticated hick myself.

Vicomte13  posted on  2019-11-18   8:13:45 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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